What is your name and occupation? Please briefly describe what your job entails (roles and responsibilities). What would you say is the most exciting part of your job? What skills should you know to be successful in your occupation? What is the minimum degree that you need to acquire for your job and/or what classes are most pertinent? What do you like best about your job?
JOB DESCRIPTION & PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Butchers process livestock to produce and sell cuts of meat. Butchers are required to follow laws and regulations that ensure they are providing safe, high-quality products for consumers, whether they are selling to wholesale distributors or retail customers.
Responsibilities: Butchers need to store meat in a safe, temperature-controlled environment at all times throughout the processing period. Health regulations mandated by the FDA need to be upheld at all times. They must trim muscle and tissue to remove defects and contamination. Butchers must label, package, and weigh finished product. Finally, they must have the ability to market their products and maintain a retail area as needed.
Recommended High School Courses:
Science (Biology, Animal Science, Meat Science, Anatomy and Physiology)
High School Degree
Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science or Food Science
Ability to use knives and other tools
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